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Sarah Jaffe’s “Necessary Trouble” and Zachary Roth’s “The Great Suppression” examine disparate efforts to further democracy and to restrict it.
In Alejandro Zambra’s latest, “Multiple Choice,” narrative and parody tangle with standardized tests.
In “The Hatred of Poetry,” Ben Lerner maintains that poetry is “often met with contempt rather than mere indifference.”
The reporter Phyllis Korkki takes on procrastination and the urge to defer in “The Big Thing.”
Tim Parks recommends five of his favorite translated novels.
Even when finely translated, not all good books travel well across cultures.
Nora Raleigh Baskin’s “Nine, Ten” and Jewell Parker Rhodes’s “Towers Falling” bring the events surrounding the 2001 terror attacks to a new group of readers.
An Indian-American negotiates her way through boyfriends, privilege, parties and plagiarism in Rahul Kanakia’s “Enter Title Here.”
Readers respond to recent reviews of C. B. George’s “The Death of Rex Nhongo,” Jeffrey Toobin’s “American Heiress” and more.
The author, most recently, of “Another Brooklyn” loved “The Little Match Girl” as a child. First, “I cried for a week. Then I was done and ready to go out and change the world!”
In “The Bridge to Brilliance,” the Brooklyn school principal Nadia Lopez writes about her mission to beat the odds.
“The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting,” by Anne Trubek, urges a long goodbye and an embrace of a neurological metamorphosis.
In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.
“ADHD Nation,” by Alan Schwarz, is important, humane and compellingly written.
In “Mamaleh Knows Best,” Marjorie Ingall says the values of Jewish mothers produce good children.
With little more than two months until Election Day, three of the top five spots on the hardcover nonfiction list are occupied by anti-Clinton books.
Ed Yong talks about “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”; and Meghan Daum discusses Egos, her new column about memoirs.
New books by Luke Mogelson, Harry Parker, Whitney Terrell and Odie Lindsey.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
In Michael Koryta’s latest nightmare, a self-anointed messiah is preparing to shut down the electrical grid supplying energy to half the country.